Rock Hall says thanks but no thanks Dolly; nomination stands
Thursday, March 17, 2022
– Thanks Dolly, but no thanks.
Despite Dolly Parton's effort earlier this week to remove herself from the ballot to vote on the incoming class for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Hall said no way.
"All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton's thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she has not earned the right to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans around the world."
"From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues & Country music," the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation said on Facebook. "It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture. Dolly Parton's music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed. Her nomination to be considered for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame followed the same process as all other artists who have been considered."
Parton's nomination along with 16 others for the class of 2022 went out earlier this month to 1,200 voters, "The majority of whom are artists themselves, for consideration for induction at our ceremony."
"We are in awe of Dolly's brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."
Parton wanted to withdraw, indicating that she did not feel she was worthy. She also said the nomination caused her to think she should record a rock album.
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